The theme for the Creative Hands Community Art Banner Program is "What Makes Rawlins Special To You". The Banners will be hung on the downtown decorative light poles and will be changed yearly. Selected artwork will be professionally printed digitally on high-quality vinyl. Funding for this multi-year program was raised through the 2021 Passion and Pride event. 

Click below for the complete information and application. 

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In 2012, the Rawlins community got together and created a vision to enhance our family-friendly outdoor experiences within city limits. After an overwhelming support from the community when the idea for a Splash Pad was pitched, profits for the Splash Pad project were raised by the Passion & Pride fundraiser from 2015 through 2019. The City of Rawlins also stepped in with funding to locate the Splash Pad in our Downtown Depot Park. Depot Park was selected because of the central location, beautiful views of the surrounding area, and easy accessibility for all Rawlins residents. Ten years later, Rawlins DDA/Main Street excitedly oversees the final phase and invites you to the - Splash Pad Opening on Friday, July 8th, 2022 at 4:00 PM.

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In 2012, the Rawlins community got together and created a vision to enhance our family-friendly outdoor experiences within city limits. After an overwhelming support from the community when the idea for a Splash Pad was pitched, profits for the Splash Pad project were raised by the Passion & Pride fundraiser from 2015 through 2019. The City of Rawlins also stepped in with funding to locate the Splash Pad in our Downtown Depot Park. Depot Park was selected because of the central location, beautiful views of the surrounding area, and easy accessibility for all Rawlins residents. Ten years later, Rawlins DDA/Main Street excitedly oversees the final phase and invites you to the - Splash Pad Opening on Friday, July 8th, 2022 at 4:00 PM.

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SKYLINE LIGHT PROJECT

Passion & Pride funds from 2012 and 2013 were raised to place permanent white LED lights outlining the majority of downtown building eaves. After funds were raised for Light Up the Downtown, Rawlins DDA/Main Street received grants for the Façade Easement Program and decided to postpone installation of the lights until after the Facade construction was done to prevent damage to the new lights. Light Up the Downtown is estimated to be completed by Winter 2022.

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PUBLIC ART FOR DOWNTOWN RAWLINS

A diverse group of community-minded individuals came together for the common purpose of visually enhancing the Downtown through the purchase and placement of permanent pieces of art that will reflect the spirit of Rawlins. Such as these one-of-a-kind sculptures of a horse and colt are welded by local Richard Harrison. This artistic process takes scrap metal and other raw materials to create these unique pieces of art. Chains for the tails, old tractor seat and so much more.

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FAÇADE EASEMENT PROGRAM

The City of Rawlins and Rawlins DDA/Main Street partnered with downtown property owners to improve the appearance of downtown buildings. All downtown building owners had the option to participate in this project, which used grant funds to restore and update downtown facades and signs with a 10% match from the building owner. We received three grants though the Wyoming Business Council to fund this project, and construction was completed in Summer of 2019.

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INTERPRETIVE TRAIL ABOUT RAWLINS HISTORY AND SCIENCES

The Carbon County Higher Education Center, Carbon County Museum, Carbon County Visitor’s Council, City of Rawlins, Rawlins Bureau of Land Management Office, Rawlins DDA/Main Street, and Wyoming Frontier Prison constructed an historic and scientific Interpretive Trail which links Rawlins Spring with Rawlins Peak.  The trail educates both locals and tourists to learn on the history of the region, the unique geology of the region, and the role the region has played in the development of the West and of the nation.  The trail will consist of relatively easy and accessible portions as well as sections that will challenge hikers of all skill levels. Visit our Tours page for more information on this and other downtown trails.

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WAYFINDING AND INFORMATIONAL KIOSKS

The City of Rawlins, as well as members of the Rawlins Tourism Committee, received grants through the Wyoming Business Council to install signage to mark routes to major points of interest in our community. The grants also include funding for kiosks which will further highlight interesting information on our great community. They were installed around our community in summer 2016.